Many people don’t realize how important the gums are to the appearance of their smile. Some patients have too much gum tissue covering their teeth, resulting in a “gummy smile.” Another cause for a gummy smile could be teeth that have worn down, making them appear short or flat.
Plano, TX periodontist, Dr. D Bradley Dean offers treatment options for these patients to improve the appearance of the smile and restore the mouth to proper health and balance.
GUM LIFT & CROWN LENGTHENING
A gum lift is a cosmetic procedure that involves remodeling the gums to remove excess gum tissue and expose more of the teeth.
If the teeth are worn by teeth grinding or other dental problems, Dr. Dean can work with your general dentist to apply restorations such as veneers, dental crowns or tooth bonding to increase the length and improve symmetry of teeth.
What To Expect
Dr. Bradley Dean will provide gum contouring and grafting treatments for patients looking for an aesthetic enhancement to their smile, or treatment to battle the periodontal disease. No matter which procedure you need, your gum health is our priority. After a comprehensive examination of your smile, and a consultation to answer any questions you may have about your procedure, gum lift & crown/veneer lengthening can be recommended.
During treatment, Dr. Dean will take the time to shape or add tissue as needed to meet your desired aesthetics and restore oral health. We utilize a variety of tools for gum contouring and grafting, with a special eye for attention in creating symmetry from one tooth to the next.
Post Treatment Care
Dr. Dean believes constant patient communication is extremely important to achieving the best results. Our Plano, TX office will listen to and address your concerns, prioritizing your comfort and well-being throughout the process of your treatment.
Patients may experience sensitivity following their gum surgery. We recommend sticking to soft foods for the first few days. When it comes to brushing and flossing teeth, patients should be especially gentle. If you are experiencing and swelling, bleeding, or severe pain, contact our Plano, TX office.
Schedule An Appointment
If you’re a patient in the Dallas, TX or Plano, TX area and you want to find out if you have gum disease, or if you noticed some dental signs we listed above, schedule a consultation with Dr. Dean. He can determine the best treatment option for you.